Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Alexander Hamilton, 2 November 1792

From Alexander Hamilton

Treasury Department November 2d. 1792

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the Secretary of State; encloses a contract for a loan lately concluded which has been submitted to the President and approved. It is now transmitted in order that a ratification in the usual form may be prepared and executed.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Nov. 1792.

The loan lately concluded was the Dutch loan of 3,000,000 florins that had been arranged by William Short the preceding August. On 5 Nov. 1792 George Taylor, Jr., TJ’s chief clerk, transmitted the ratification in a brief letter to Tobias Lear, the President’s secretary (Tr in Lb in DNA: RG 59, SDC), and Washington signed it the same day (Syrett, Hamilton, description begins Harold C. Syrett and others, eds., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, New York, 1961–87, 27 vols. description ends xi, 599n, xii, 646, xiii, 1).

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